As usual, our Saturday took as around the markets. Seeing as the weather was so glorious, we hopped on our bikes, filling the saddle bags with all sorts of delicacies.
We ended up at the market in Wipkingen. This is a lovely quarter of Zürich with a real villagey feel. There’s a nice square in the middle that is occupied by a farmer’s market! They had a stand selling baked goods, fruit and vegetables and an Italian stand selling cheese, dried meats and pasta. I got everything except the meat and fish here. It also stays open until 4pm (perfect for lazy weekenders) and there are loads of good cafés in the area such as Nordbrücke, Kafi Schnaps and Café Letten.
After visiting the market at Wipkingen we made out way to the Markthalle at Viadukt. This place consists of a permanent market built under an old viaduct (no surprises there). You will proabably spend a little more here than at one of the temporary farmer’s markets, but the selection is excellent. The fishmonger and butcher here are great, and there are even stands selling british cheese and pies (for anyone from the UK looking for a taste of home). ‘Restaurant Markthalle‘, in the same building is also excellent, with a regularly changing menu, all based on what is sold at the market stalls.
After a lovely afternoon shopping, drinking coffee and sampling local cafés we hopped on our bikes and cycled home along the Limmat river.
Here’s what we got…